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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:00 – 11:00 am – 2017 Frankfort HeartChase, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway


HeartChase is an engaging fundraising game that provides the chance to help our community and the AHA chase away heart disease for good. Teams of 2-5 people
will compete in mission-based challenges. Each challenge is FUN and also promotes healthy lifestyle choices. Games will test your knowledge and skills related to physical fitness, nutrition, or hands only CPR.

The team with the most points at the end of the clock wins!
But HeartChase doesn’t start (or end) there…

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, www.thelightclinic.org

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Day at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass will be painting at Paul Sawyier’s Haunts all day. An exhibit and sale of their Paul Sawyier-like works will be at the Woman’s Club, 200 Washington St, 9:00 am-6:00 pm. More information HERE or call 696-0607.

Drop by Liberty Hall between noon and 3 pm to observe Frankfort painter Sallie Lanham work on a watercolor of the house.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Saturday Workshop: Telling Kentucky’s History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Families will use items from KHS collections to explore the ways artifacts can help tell us stories of people and events. They also will experiment with narrative storytelling to relate events from Kentucky’s past, and craft a journal to record their own Kentucky stories.

Best for ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome!

$10 per family – one adult and up to two children. $5 for each additional participant.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Paul Sawyier Exhibition, at the Women’s Club of Frankfort, 200 Washington Street

All summer, two plein air groups – one from Danville and the other from Lexington – have been combing the streets of Frankfort. We have been finding the original spots where impressionist painter Paul Sawyier once painted. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his death and a special exhibit will be held this coming Saturday, featuring the paintings of a number of talented artists. Frankfort is a charming town and worthy of a drive to see, if you have never been there before. There will be other events taking place throughout Frankfort and something for the entire family. Hope to see you Saturday.


10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Cryptid Con, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

A weekend-long adventure for all you crypto-enthusiasts! Meet television personalities. Learn from seasoned researchers. Shop from unique vendors. Network with others in search of elusive creatures. Two full days of mysterious mayhem!

10:00 am – Liberation Yoga, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street

Come out on Saturday morning and join Rhett Fulkerson, for an all levels yoga class, on the grounds of Historic Liberty Hall. Donations are appreciated with a portion of proceeds going to help support and maintain this historic site.


32 ounce lime margarita, $8.99. Homemade Sangria, $3.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

12:30 – 4:00 pm – Clickety Clack with Mack!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Clickety-clack, Clickety Clack!

We’re having a visiting steam engine again, for the FOURTH year in a row! We’ll host ‘Mack’, Jeddo Coal #85, for three weekends in September! This will be Mack’s debut appearance, as it has just recently been completely rebuilt.

Mack is an 0-4-0 saddle tank steam engine, built in 1928. It is the fourth traveling steam engine owned, rebuilt, and maintained, by John and Barney Gramling, a father and son outfit based in Indiana.

Come out to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, and ride behind Mack! We’ll have two trains, departing at 2 pm and 5 pm, on each day, September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, and 23 & 24. Ticket prices range between $20 and $29.

Please see our website for more information and advance tickets!


1:00 – 4:00 pm – Intuitive Horse – Level 1 – Fall Course (7 Sessions), at Cedar Fire Farm LLC, 758 Beechridge Rd, Frankfort

The fall sessions for the Intuitive Horse class have been set. Be a part of an amazing community of horse and nature lovers. For more information, email kampkessa@cedarfire.net or visit www.cedarfire.net

Saturdays @ 1PM/EST – 9/9, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
Tuition – $350 (or $50/class)

Equestrianship is an internal art that expresses itself outwardly through communication, riding and experience with horses. This program offers an extraordinary opportunity to develop your intuition in tandem with riding skills through exercises, groundwork and horse games.

Through a lifetime of love and skills in Equine Human Development, Dr. T has come to know horses as divine mirrors and considers her herd as partners. Knowing that they are masters of reading energy patterns and seek loving relation and communication with humans, Dr. T has developed ways of partnering people and horse and teaching “Intuitive Horse” in that way.

​Dr. T. has developed programs for Holistic Health and techniques for Integrative Health that are derived from both the wisdom of the ages and discoveries on modern brain science and physics. 

​Course Syllabus
Instructor: Dr. Thecla Helmbrecht Howard
Text: Zen Mind, Zen Horse – The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses – Allan J. Hamilton, MD

Session 1: How the Universe Really Works – Training your attention and beginning to unlock your intuitive powers.
Discussion: Introduction & Chapter 1
Supplement: When the Horse Seeks Us – About KFH and His Unique Way https://youtu.be/zq06bmJLt-U

Video clip from Klaus Ferdinand Hempling on the divine human/equine partnership and understanding the intuitive connection through your outer and inner senses.

Session 2: The Power of the Intuitive Self – Feel more at home in your own remarkable body and mind discover that you can be a revelation to others, an intellectual and psychological beacon, an evocateur of new patterns, new relationships, new discoveries.

Discussion: Chapter 2 & 3
Discovery: How horses learn- Using mental imagery to partner with your horse.

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday – Saturday). Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection – Ongoing

sugar chestFeaturing some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and . Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer, and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd Floor of Liberty Hall, the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

2:00 – 5:00 pm – Frankfort KY Rocks, at Liberty Hall Historic Site,  FREE family event at Liberty Hall Gardens. Come paint a kindness rock with Miche Branscum and Virginia Watts-Layson of the Frankfort KY Rocks project! Sponsored in part by Tracy’s Sand and Gravel. More information HERE

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Double Down, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live music with Keith Rodgers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Keith Rodgers will be playing from 5:00-8:00

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

5:30 pm – Theater on the River presents, The Two Villages, By Richard Cavendish and Directed by Karen Hatter, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Velvet Soul, Inside the Winery, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

5:30 – 10:00 pm – Woods and Waters Land Trust Extravaganza 2017!, at Inside Out Design, LLC, 100 Old Georgetown Rd

Join Inside Out Design and Woods & Waters Land trust as we celebrate our 10 year anniversaries! We will have a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Woods & Waters Land Trust, office and garden tours, cocktail hour featuring West Sixth Brewing, Buffalo Trace and Capital Cellars. Enjoy music by Zoe Speaks and Twist of Fate. Dinner by Amazing Gracie’s followed by dancing, a bonfire, giveaways and more!

6:00 pm – Daddy-Daughter Date Night, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Ln

Beasts, bring your beauties out for a night filled with dinner, entertainment, and lasting memories. This is a semi-formal, catered event; ties and tiaras are optional. Tickets are $25 a couple, and $10 for each additional beauty. Reservations due to Lisa Wood by September 3rd.

7:00 pm – Kentucky Governors at a Glance: An Abbreviated History, written and directed by Sami Allison, 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Tickets: $6/one show or $10/both shows. Food available for purchase between shows. 696-0607.

A Historical Comedy that gives you a brief history of all of Kentucky’s Governors.

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7:00 – 10:00 pm – Frankfort Dancing with the Stars, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St

Frankfort Dancing with the Stars event benefits Sweet Blessings and Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home.

www.sweetblessingscakes.org and www.hope4tomorrow.net

Frankfort DWTS Celebrity Dancers for 2017 are: Carlos A Ceballos, Isaac Dotson, Jack Kennedy, E.J. Fields, Garrett Brock, Shannon McGaughey, Sonny Mooney, John Booe, Paul Harnice and David Ingle.

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

7:00 – 9:30 pm – EXILE, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Exile is coming to Equus Run Vineyards September 9th! Invite your friends and family out to enjoy an evening rocking out at our tiered ampitheater! A buffet and local beers will be available on site.

Tickets are $35 per person
More information can be found on our website at http://equusrunvineyards.com/

Gates open at 4:30
Wine Tasting in the garden 4:30-6:30
Buffet opens at 5:30-7:30
Music begins at 7:00

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

UK vs. EKU football on big screens, 12:00 pm. $3 Bloody Mary’s and Screwdrivers, $10 a bucket. “Rock for Rori” Benefit featuring Kingslayer, Synapse, SPKR, Sounds like a Lawsuit, and other bands, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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